Barentshav-class offshore patrol vessel
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NoCGV Bergen visiting in Lysekil, Sweden
|Operators:||Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Type:||Offshore patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||3,200 long tons (3,251 t)|
|Length:||303 ft (92 m)|
|Beam:||54 ft (16 m)|
|Draught:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Complement:||8 officers (combination of civilian and military) and 8 conscripts, designed for a crew of 40|
|Armament:||Bofors 40 mm gun|
The Barentshav class of offshore patrol vessels consists of three vessels powered by liquefied natural gas. Ordered for the Norwegian Coast Guard, their main tasks are EEZ patrol, fishery inspection, search and rescue as well as tug readiness along the shore of Norway which is seeing increasing traffic from tankers.
The ships are set to replace NoCGV Chieftain, Tromsø and Stålbas. Chieftain's lease contract expired at the end of 2007, Tromsø's contract expired on the 20 March 2007, whereas Stålbas' contract expired at the end of 2006. NoCGV Barentshav was delivered in August 2009, and was followed by Bergen and Sortland in late 2009/early 2010 and 2010.
The Barentshav class is equipped for the NATO Submarine Rescue System.
|W341||Bergen||10 April 2010|
|W342||Sortland||14 July 2010|
- (in Norwegian)Naming of the first ship in the class, KV Barentshav
- (in Norwegian)Article with picture animation from Norwegian Armed Forces
- (in Norwegian)Coast Guard vessel on gas
- Remoy Management orders gas-fuelled coast guard vessel based on VS design
- (in Norwegian)Gas-coast guard number three
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